John Edward "Charlie" Rogers (born June 19, 1976) is an American former professional football player who was a running back and wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) for the Seattle Seahawks (1999–2001), the Houston Texans (2002), the Buffalo Bills (2002) and the Miami Dolphins (2003).[1][2]

Charlie Rogers
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Rogers with the Dolphins in 2003
No. 20, 31, 32
Position:Running back
Wide receiver
Return specialist
Personal information
Born: (1976-06-19) June 19, 1976 (age 43)
Cliffwood, New Jersey
Career information
High school:Matawan (NJ)
College:Georgia Tech
NFL Draft:1999 / Round: 5 / Pick: 152
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Kick return yards:4,877
Punt return yards:1,248
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Rogers led the NFL in average punt return yardage in his rookie season, 1999. He also returned a kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown in the Seattle Seahawks playoff loss to the Miami Dolphins (the last points scored by a Seahawk in Kingdome history).[3]

Rogers was in the 2002 NFL Expansion Draft. He was drafted by the Houston Texans, 13th overall.[4][5]

Rogers played college football with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and attended high school at Matawan Regional High School[6] and is now currently the head football coach for the Matawan Ayf midgets.


  1. ^ (15 October 2015). On this date: Charlie Rogers runs into Seahawks’ record book Archived 2016-03-08 at the Wayback Machine,
  2. ^ Cour, Jim (1 October 1999). Charlie Rogers has tacklers muttering to themselves, Moscow-Pullman Daily News (AP)
  3. ^ Cour, Jim (10 January 200). Late slide ends Seahawks' season, Ocala Star-Banner (AP)
  4. ^ Farnsworth, Clare (6 February 2002). Texans eye Seahawks' Rogers, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
  5. ^ Farnsworth, Clare (18 February 2002). Texans take Hawks returner, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
  6. ^ (13 November 1994). High School Football, The New York Times (brief reference to Rogers playing for Matawan)

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